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Review of Ocean Colour Scene live at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Tuesday December 6th 2016: by Stephen Vaughan

Dec 08, 2016 No Comments by Musicscene

After the false start of their orphaned eponymous debut record in 1992, Ocean Colour Scene went back to the drawing board. ‘Moseley Shoals‘ was the fruit born of their reinvention. It was one of the biggest albums of 1996, spending 92 weeks on the chart, back when charts actually mattered. Twenty years later… they’re playing [...]

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Review of ‘Lions’ single by Vinci

Dec 01, 2016 No Comments by Musicscene

‘Lions‘ is the debut single from Dublin folk-rock saviours Vinci. Available right now via iTunes, this track epitomises hard work and highlights a collective who surely seem to have already mastered their craft. Reminiscent of a concoction which would include Mumford & Sons, Kaleo and Paolo Nutini; ‘Lions‘ quite honestly, deserves more than just a [...]

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Review of The Vagaries live at Whelan’s in Dublin

May 20, 2016 No Comments by Musicscene

Dublin four-piece The Vagaries suit their name quite well, as in “Vagaries” meaning “an unpredictable, erratic action, occurrence, course or instance”. The Vagaries stand out – like a sore thumb actually. Not in any recent years have I personally seen a band that remind me of a young Kings Of Leon, in the sense that [...]

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Review of ‘Keep The Tape Rolling’ EP by Ian Brennan

Feb 05, 2016 No Comments

‘Keep The Tape Rolling‘ is the forthcoming debut EP from Irish singer / songwriter Ian Brennan which will be released on Friday March 25th 2016. However, before the official release date – the man himself decided to send us in a protected copy of his new material in the hope that we might review it. [...]

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Review of ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ by Coldplay

Dec 07, 2015 No Comments

Coldplay are back… and this time with ‘A Head Full Of Dreams‘; their 7th (and possibly final) studio album. Judging by their comeback single, ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime‘, Chris Martin and the lads have opened a pack of party poppers with feelgood intent, a track which is reminiscent of their 2011 single ‘Every Teardrop Is [...]

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Review of Cast live at The Button Factory in Dublin on Saturday October 10th 2015: by Brendan Mc Elroy

Oct 14, 2015 No Comments

Remembering that it has been a solid 20 years since these fine Liverpudlians released their epic debut studio album ‘All Change‘, it’s a very rare occasion that John Power and Co. head out on tour. So, with that in mind – it was 100% expected that they would at least have a full house when [...]

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Fifth Harmony ‘Sledgehammer’ single review: by David Deady

Nov 26, 2014 No Comments

‘Who are they?’ questioned Katy Perry, when girl-group Fifth Harmony won the much coveted VMA for “Artist to Watch” at this year’s show. Constructed from a hodgepodge of initially unsuccessful solo vocalists on the 2012 version of X-Factor USA, this band have already made considerable leaps and bounds into solidifying their position in the music [...]

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Review of Kylie Minogue live at The 3Arena in Dublin on Saturday November 8th 2014: by David Deady

Nov 09, 2014 No Comments

It’s hard to believe Kylie Minogue is celebrating her 26th year in the industry. Still residing as music’s forever-current pop princess, this disco diva sashayed her way to Dublin’s 3Arena on Saturday with her Kiss Me Once tour in tow. While not the overly camp-tastic event like her previous live offerings, this certainly didn’t disappoint [...]

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Cheryl ‘I Don’t Care’ single review: by David Deady

Nov 04, 2014 1 Comment

Well isn’t this convenient – just as the live shows of the X-Factor begin, resident judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has a new single to promote. I Don’t Care is the second offering from her fourth studio album Only Human and marks a significant change in direction for the Geordie songstress. This track is a bubbly pop [...]

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Taylor Swift ‘Out Of The Woods’ single review: by David Deady

Oct 27, 2014 No Comments

A change was inevitably coming for Taylor Swift. So saturated in pop culture already from her many romances and magazine covers, a turn to this genre was written in the stars. And so came Shake It Off earlier this year, a cheesy offering of mainstream goodness that didn’t have even a whisper of country air [...]

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